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February 11, 1986 | Bill Ritter
Speculation is abounding that the Rogers & Wells law firm, which represented J. David & Co., is negotiating a settlement of the lawsuits filed against it by investors in the fallen La Jolla investment firm. Investors have sued for damages of more than $122 million, but the New York-based law firm, headed by former U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, has insurance to cover only about $80 million in claims. Sources close to the J. David case speculate that a settlement could reach $40 million.
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August 20, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Pro football star-turned-lawyer Ron Mix, the loser last year in a million-dollar case alleging securities violations and negligence, is suing his attorneys, accusing them of legal malpractice and conflicts of interest linked to the J. David & Co. scandal. Mix says the law firm of Rogers & Wells--which also represented the fraud-ridden investment firm run by J.
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February 23, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Lawyers from the Rogers & Wells law firm discussed ways to "contain" a January, 1983, state investigation into J. David & Co.'s sale of unregistered securities, according to confidential documents obtained by The Times. At a meeting with four high-ranking J. David & Co. executives, members of the nationally prominent law firm also discussed whether a person would be faced with "the choice of perjury" if ordered by a federal court to disclose confidential information regarding J.
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July 23, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Rogers & Wells, the prestigious law firm that paid $40 million to defrauded investors in the J. David financial scandal, is closing the San Diego office that embroiled it in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. Partners in the New York-based firm insisted Tuesday that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co., which it represented in securities matters, had nothing to do with the decision to consolidate Rogers & Wells' San Diego practice into the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.
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July 16, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A prominent Chicago law firm has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former investors of the fraudulent J. David & Co., sources close to the case confirmed Tuesday. Abramson & Fox, one of the law firms that represented J. David, has an agreement--signed by most of the parties on Tuesday--with attorneys representing the former investors, the sources said. The settlement is expected to be approved by a San Diego Superior Court judge in the next few weeks.
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October 26, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that there is "substantial probability" that former investors in J. David & Co. will prevail in their claims of fraud against the bankrupt investment firm's former law firm, Rogers & Wells. In a ruling allowing wider financial disclosure, Superior Court Judge Ben W. Hamrick ordered the law firm to submit an audited financial statement, and ordered three of its current and former attorneys to submit sworn personal financial statements.
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April 24, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Rogers & Wells, the prominent law firm that represented the fraudulent J. David & Co., is now negotiating with the J. David bankruptcy trustee to reach an out-of-court settlement and avoid a costly lawsuit to recoup more than $500,000 paid to the firm in legal fees. If no settlement is reached in the next two weeks, bankruptcy trustee Louis Metzger will take legal action against Rogers & Wells, attorneys for Metzger said in federal court Wednesday.
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July 2, 1985 | BILL RITTER
American Lawyer magazine, which last year captured a behind-the-scenes look at San Diego attorneys scrambling for the legal action from the J. David & Co. fallout, on Wednesday publishes an analysis of the internal machinations and controversies of Rogers & Wells, J. David's main outside law firm. The article examines events in late 1982 and early 1983, when Rogers & Wells attorneys began advising J.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1986
The New York-based law firm, which paid $40 million to settle a lawsuit brought by investors burned by the J. David & Co. scandal, said it will close the office that was the source of its involvement in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. However, partners in the firm insisted that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Rogers & Wells, the prestigious law firm that paid $40 million to defrauded investors in the J. David financial scandal, is closing the San Diego office that embroiled it in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. Partners in the New York-based firm insisted Tuesday that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co., which it represented in securities matters, had nothing to do with the decision to consolidate Rogers & Wells' San Diego practice into the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1986
The New York-based law firm, which paid $40 million to settle a lawsuit brought by investors burned by the J. David & Co. scandal, said it will close the office that was the source of its involvement in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. However, partners in the firm insisted that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A prominent Chicago law firm has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former investors of the fraudulent J. David & Co., sources close to the case confirmed Tuesday. Abramson & Fox, one of the law firms that represented J. David, has an agreement--signed by most of the parties on Tuesday--with attorneys representing the former investors, the sources said. The settlement is expected to be approved by a San Diego Superior Court judge in the next few weeks.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Rogers & Wells, the prominent law firm that represented the fraudulent J. David & Co., is now negotiating with the J. David bankruptcy trustee to reach an out-of-court settlement and avoid a costly lawsuit to recoup more than $500,000 paid to the firm in legal fees. If no settlement is reached in the next two weeks, bankruptcy trustee Louis Metzger will take legal action against Rogers & Wells, attorneys for Metzger said in federal court Wednesday.
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February 11, 1986 | Bill Ritter
Speculation is abounding that the Rogers & Wells law firm, which represented J. David & Co., is negotiating a settlement of the lawsuits filed against it by investors in the fallen La Jolla investment firm. Investors have sued for damages of more than $122 million, but the New York-based law firm, headed by former U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, has insurance to cover only about $80 million in claims. Sources close to the J. David case speculate that a settlement could reach $40 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that there is "substantial probability" that former investors in J. David & Co. will prevail in their claims of fraud against the bankrupt investment firm's former law firm, Rogers & Wells. In a ruling allowing wider financial disclosure, Superior Court Judge Ben W. Hamrick ordered the law firm to submit an audited financial statement, and ordered three of its current and former attorneys to submit sworn personal financial statements.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1985 | BILL RITTER
American Lawyer magazine, which last year captured a behind-the-scenes look at San Diego attorneys scrambling for the legal action from the J. David & Co. fallout, on Wednesday publishes an analysis of the internal machinations and controversies of Rogers & Wells, J. David's main outside law firm. The article examines events in late 1982 and early 1983, when Rogers & Wells attorneys began advising J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Pro football star-turned-lawyer Ron Mix, the loser last year in a million-dollar case alleging securities violations and negligence, is suing his attorneys, accusing them of legal malpractice and conflicts of interest linked to the J. David & Co. scandal. Mix says the law firm of Rogers & Wells--which also represented the fraud-ridden investment firm run by J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Lawyers from the Rogers & Wells law firm discussed ways to "contain" a January, 1983, state investigation into J. David & Co.'s sale of unregistered securities, according to confidential documents obtained by The Times. At a meeting with four high-ranking J. David & Co. executives, members of the nationally prominent law firm also discussed whether a person would be faced with "the choice of perjury" if ordered by a federal court to disclose confidential information regarding J.
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